Marlfield Distillery                                                                    Clonmel, Ireland

1817 - c1859

Built as a grain mill in 1769 by Stephen Moore.

Purchased by John Bogwell and used with great success for making cakes and baking.

Purchased by John Stein & Co in 1817 and the distillery was producing 8,268 gallons of whisky per week in 1818. By 1838 the distillery employed 150 people and the pot still whiskey made had here had a good reputation.

Marlfield was sold to John Jameson in the late 1850s, but when the duty was increased between 1853 - 1858 from 2s 8d to 8s per gallon, the Jamesons had no option but to close it.

 

Experts Comments

“The historical significance of Kennetpans to the history of distilling, even if little appreciated, can hardly be over-stated. This is the crucible in which the modern Scotch whisky industry was formed.”

Ian Buxton
Whisky Writer
Keeper of the Quaich
Ex Group Marketing Director for Glenmorangie